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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@ebinteractive.com.au>
Subject RE: Removal of deprecated tasks
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2000 05:47:22 GMT
Craig,

No sweat. The ant "tradition" has been to deprecate a feature in one release
and remove it by the next. My motivation was to keep the baggage down, going
forward. It is not a big deal, however.

Conor
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Conor MacNeill
conor@cortexebusiness.com.au
Cortex eBusiness
http://www.cortexebusiness.com.au

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:Craig.McClanahan@eng.sun.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2000 16:37
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Removal of deprecated tasks
>
>
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>
> > Conor MacNeill <conor@cortexebusiness.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > > I am planning the removal of the tasks which were deprecated in ant
> > > 1.2 such as deltree, copydir, etc.
> >
> > I was more or less thinking about keeping them even in Ant 1.3 (and
> > deprecate some other things on the way as well) and remove them when
> > switching to Ant2 - that way we wouldn't break 1.2 buildfiles with 1.3.
> >
> > This is not a -1, more a +0 or something.
> >
>
> I'm not an Ant developer (just a user when building Tomcat) so my vote
> doesn't really mean anything ... but please do not do this!
>
> We already know that 2.0 will likely (hah -- assume it's an ironclad
> certainty :-) break existing build files.  Given that, would it be such
> a
> tremendous problem to let current build files work through the 1.x
> family?
> That way, we will only have one more MUST change instead of two.
>
>
> > Stefan
>
> Craig McClanahan
>


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